Although the Alabama Athletic Club no longer offers indoor rock climbing, there are still a couple of places to climb in Huntsville.

For south siders, there’s Up A Creek Indoor Family Adventures in Hampton Cove. Opened in 2012, Up A Creek has a 3 course rock climbing wall (as well as a mechanical surf machine!) . . . they get great reviews on Facebook, check their page for hours and party/event info.

The Little Gym of Huntsville is a kids (12 and under) playspace that Google turns up in a search for Huntsville rock climbing, but their website doesn’t indicate they have a wall, and I can’t find one in any of their Facebook pictures.

The serious looking indoor rock climbing opportunity in these parts, however, appears to be in Madison and the Insanity Complex. Insanity has a 30 ft. wall with nine courses from beginner to advanced. Test your skills on the “Summit of Champs” or the “Widow Maker”. Climb for $6 Monday through Thursday, and $8 on the weekends. You can rent climbing shoes for $2.


By: Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometimes it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.

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